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New Zealand: Country in Oceania
New Zealand is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. The country geographically comprises two main landmasses—the North Island, and the South Island —and around 600 smaller islands. New Zealand is situated some 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) east of Australia across the Tasman Sea and roughly 1,000 kilometres (600 mi) south of the Pacific island areas of New Caledonia, Fiji, and Tonga. Because of its remoteness, it was one of the last lands to be settled by humans. During its long period of isolation, New Zealand developed a distinct biodiversity of animal, fungal, and plant life. The country's varied topography and its sharp mountain peaks, such as the Southern Alps, owe much to the tectonic uplift of land and volcanic eruptions. New Zealand's capital city is Wellington, while its most populous city is Auckland.

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Peckish penguins pop by sushi shop

A pair of sneaky penguins were found hiding in a sushi shop near Wellington train station in New Zealand. (July 17)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Gun megastore plan in New Zealand's Christchurch sparks backlash: media

New Zealand retailer Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, has aroused concern with plans for a mega store..
Reuters - Published

Videos for New Zealand

Plans for gun megastore in Christchurch cause backlash [Video]Plans for gun megastore in Christchurch cause backlash

New Zealand shop Gun City, which sold weapons to the man accused of shootings at two Christchurch mosques that killed 51 people and injured dozens, aroused community concerns on Wednesday with plans..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

"Most hated father in NZ" - Ben Stokes' dad

The father of World Cup winner Ben Stokes' jokes he is now the most hated dad in New Zealand.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:34Published

Cricket World Cup: England beat New Zealand to lift trophy [Video]Cricket World Cup: England beat New Zealand to lift trophy

Hosts England edge past New Zealand in a nerve-wracking final to win the World Cup for the first time.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:31Published

England captain Morgan not daring to dream of lifting World Cup [Video]England captain Morgan not daring to dream of lifting World Cup

Eoin Morgan expects World Cup final opponents New Zealand to have improved after the tournament's group stage.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 00:59Published

New Zealand's first gun buy-back event a New Zealand's first gun buy-back event a "stunning" success

New Zealand police on Saturday (July 13) labelled the country's first firearm buy-back event a "success" after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch. Rough cut..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:58Published

Top American In Tour De France Is Out Of The Race [Video]Top American In Tour De France Is Out Of The Race

Tejay van Garderen, the top American rider in the Tour de France, is out of the race after crashing hard. Van Garderen crashed on stage seven, breaking his left thumb and suffering multiple abrasions..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Eoin Morgan tells England fans not to get carried away ahead of World Cup final [Video]Eoin Morgan tells England fans not to get carried away ahead of World Cup final

England captain Eoin Morgan reacts after his side reach the Cricket World Cup final with victory over Australia at Edgbaston. The final will take place at Lord's on July 14, with New Zealand the..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Virgin Orbit closer to commercial satellite launch [Video]Virgin Orbit closer to commercial satellite launch

Richard Branson's Virgin Orbit on Wednesday (July 10) released a rocket from the wing of a modified Boeing 747 jetliner in mid-air in a key test of its high-altitude launch system for satellites, the..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

Eoin Morgan reflects on 'pretty cool' feeling as England reach World Cup semi-finals [Video]Eoin Morgan reflects on 'pretty cool' feeling as England reach World Cup semi-finals

Eoin Morgan reflected on a "pretty cool" feeling after leading England into the semi-finals of the World Cup following their 119-run thrashing of New Zealand. It was not quite do-or-die for England at..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Eoin Morgan reflects on England's previous World Cup humiliation against New Zealand [Video]Eoin Morgan reflects on England's previous World Cup humiliation against New Zealand

England take on New Zealand with a World Cup semi-final place up for grabs but Eoin Morgan's motivation goes all the way back to 2015 and a "rock bottom" defeat in Wellington. The Black Caps dealt out..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:39Published

Cameroon Advances To Women's World Cup Knockout Round [Video]Cameroon Advances To Women's World Cup Knockout Round

Cameroon desperately needed one last goal to push them through to the knockout rounds. According to Deadspin, in the 95th minute, the team took his chance during a New Zealand throw-in. Ajara Nchout..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

New Zealand Mosque Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To 51 Murders [Video]New Zealand Mosque Shooting Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To 51 Murders

The man accused of the New Zealand mosque attacks has pleaded not guilty to terrorism, murder, and attempted murder charges. 28-year-old Brenton Tarrant appeared at the hearing via video link from a..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Christchurch Shooter Pleads Not Guilty On 92 Counts [Video]Christchurch Shooter Pleads Not Guilty On 92 Counts

Christchurch Shooter Pleads Not Guilty On 92 Counts

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty [Video]Suspected New Zealand mosque gunman pleads not guilty

Australian-born Brenton Tarrant denies guilt in the killing of worshippers at two Christchurch mosques in March.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:35Published

NZ to reap left-right benefit against India - Taylor [Video]NZ to reap left-right benefit against India - Taylor

New Zealand look to make it four in a row at Trent Bridge

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:21Published

Police Raid Australia's National Broadcaster [Video]Police Raid Australia's National Broadcaster

According to CNN, Two police raids in two days on Australia's national broadcaster and a prominent journalist have raised concerns about press freedom in the country. Police searched the offices of the..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:49Published

Australia cuts interest rates in sign of global monetary easing cycle [Video]Australia cuts interest rates in sign of global monetary easing cycle

Australia cut interest rates to a record low on Tuesday. As Pascale Davies reports, recession risks from the trade war between Beijing and Washington are pushing major central banks into what could be..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:36Published

Why Is Mānuka Honey So Insanely Expensive? [Video]Why Is Mānuka Honey So Insanely Expensive?

Mānuka honey is known for being earthier, richer, and more viscous than many other honeys. In its purest form, it can cost up to $99 per 100 grams. According to Business Insider, the mānuka plant is..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Phil Neville upbeat despite England Women's defeat against New Zealand [Video]Phil Neville upbeat despite England Women's defeat against New Zealand

England Women head coach Phil Neville reflects on the 1-0 defeat to New Zealand in the Lionesses last warm-up match before the World Cup.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:19Published

NZ guide says Nepal must take action to salvage Everest tourism [Video]NZ guide says Nepal must take action to salvage Everest tourism

An experienced New Zealand mountain guide has warned Nepalese authorities to act quickly to resolve the overcrowding and fatalities on the world's highest mountain to keep the lucrative tourism..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:11Published

Thousands of young activists gather across the globe demanding action against climate change [Video]Thousands of young activists gather across the globe demanding action against climate change

Protesters amassed across the world Friday to march on their parliaments and demand government action on climate change. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Geoffrey Rush Awarded $1.9 Million In Defamation Suit [Video]Geoffrey Rush Awarded $1.9 Million In Defamation Suit

(CNN)Oscar-winning actor Geoffrey Rush has been awarded $2.9 million Australian dollars (over $1.9 million USD) after winning his defamation case against a Sydney newspaper publisher and journalist,..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:52Published

Police file NZ's first-ever terrorism charge over Christchurch [Video]Police file NZ's first-ever terrorism charge over Christchurch

New Zealand police say they have charged the man accused of murder in shootings at two Christchurch mosques in March with engaging in a terrorist act, the first time such a charge had been brought in..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:04Published

 

New Zealand's first gun buyback event a success, police say

Police on Saturday labeled New Zealand's first firearms buy-back event a success, after 169 individuals handed in 224 prohibited firearms in the city of Christchurch.
Reuters - Published

U.S. conference to host victims of religious persecution

The U.S. State Department said on Thursday it would host a conference in Washington next week to highlight the problem of religious persecution, and has invited victims of recent attacks at a synagogue..
Reuters - Published

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